October 2008

October 2008 Vol.38 Num.10
Table of Contents (pdf)


The Colors of Manganese
This boring, black mineral is a color activator
by Bob Jones

Artist Profile: John Winston
This lapidary won't buckle under pressure
by Jennifer Morkunas

Jasper: A Universal Gem
Part II: Biggs, Bruneau and beyond
by Bob Jones

Rock & Gem Kids
Kid-size articles and a quiz

Minnesota's State Gem
Beauty born of violence
by Kenneth H. Rohn

Field Trip
Bishop Cap Fluorite
Colorful collecting in Southwest New Mexico
by Robert Beard

Field Trip
The Fluororichterite Road Cut
Fantastic specimens near Wilberforce, Ontario
by Michael Walter

Make an Opal Pendant
Blue topaz complements blue-green opal
by Diane Prokop


All She Wrote
Annual Club Listing Update
by Lynn Varon

Craftsman of the Month
Owyhee picture rock pendant
by Dennis Williams

Show Dates
Mark your calendar!

Shop Talk
Introduction to Intarsia
by William A. Kappele

Picks & Pans
Museum exhibits, book reviews, hobby news

Rock Science
The "Fluorine Martyrs"
by Steve Voynick

Off the Dop
Quartz Polishing Tips for Faceting
by Jim Perkins

Many Facets
Apex Trillion
by Jim Perkins

On the Rocks
Remembering Old Friends
by Bob Jones

Field Notes
Reader letters

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